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Open Odin (Norse mythology)
Odin (Norse mythology)

Chief god of Norse mythology, god of war, and the source of wisdom. A sky god, he lived in Asgard at the top of the world-tree Yggdrasil . From the

Open Odysseus (Greek mythology)
Odysseus (Greek mythology)

Mythical king of Ithaca, son of Laertes and Antikleia; with Penelope, father of Telemachos. In the Iliad , he is already Odysseus "of the many wiles"


The son of LAIUS , king of Thebes, andjOCASTA (Epicasta in Homer), and the hero of one of the best-known of all legends. From Greek tragedy we know

Open Ophelia (Fictitious character)
Ophelia (Fictitious character)

A central character in Hamlet , Ophelia is Polonius' daughter and Laertes' sister. Ophelia loves Hamlet, but her brother warns her against Hamlet's

Open Orestes, King of Argos (Mythological character)
Orestes, King of Argos (Mythological character)

In Greek mythology Orestes is usually described as the son of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra, mythical king and queen of the ancient city of Mycenae,

Orion (Greek mythology)

In ancient Greek mythology, Orion was a giant hunter. He features in numerous legends, many of which give contradictory accounts of his life and

Open Orpheus (Greek mythology)
Orpheus (Greek mythology)

The supreme singer and musician of Greek myth, so skilled that he entranced the whole of nature with his song, taming savage beasts and moving even

Open Osiris (Egyptian deity)
Osiris (Egyptian deity)

The supreme god of the afterlife ( see Afterlife, Pharaonic Egypt ) and a god of regeneration, Osiris is traditionally depicted as a royal mummified,


Publius Ovidius Naso (43 BCE –18 CE ) was the most accomplished elegist that Rome produced, and is notable for the sheer volume and unprecedented